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Hanover, NH
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Churchill Scholarships


The Churchill Scholarship supports one year of postgraduate study in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the University of Cambridge. The Scholarship covers all University and College fees, provides a living and travel, and offers the possibility of a Special Research Grant. Science programs are entirely research degrees with a thesis and oral examination, and applicants should find appropriate laboratory placement before applying. Engineering programs include two terms of courses, and a third research term concluding with a thesis and oral examination. Mathematics and theoretical physics programs are entirely course based and include final written examinations.

Selection criteria include exceptional academic talent and achievement, especially in the major field, capacity for research and independent work, and strong personal qualities.

University of Cambridge departments and programs are often organized quite differently than those in the United States. For information on studying the sciences at Cambridge and guidance on finding the appropriate department, please see this document from the Churchill Foundation.



To be eligible for a Churchill Scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be a US citizen.
  • Currently be a senior or have graduated within the last 12 months.
  • Hold or will hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a US college or university and have not attained a doctorate.
  • Apply separately for admission to the University of Cambridge. University of Cambridge departments have rolling admissions, however it is suggested to apply early to have acceptance to Cambridge by the time Churchill Scholarship applications are reviewed. Dartmouth requires that you apply to Cambridge by the campus deadline in early October.


 Application Process


The Dartmouth College Committee on Graduate Fellowships may nominate two candidates for a Churchill Scholarship. Any student wishing to be nominated must submit the following to the Scholarship Advising office by the campus deadline:

  1. Scholarship & Fellowship Registration Web Form (Submit by email PRIOR to the campus deadline)
    This form provides Scholarship Advising with the necessary information to open an application file and communicate with you about the application process and important deadlines and considerations.
  2. Complete the Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (Submit to Scholarship Advising by email PRIOR to the campus deadline)
  3. Transcript: Current Undergraduates should order an unofficial transcript through Banner Student, and email the pdf to Alumni should order an official e-transtript through the Registrar's homepage, and have the transcript sent directly to
  4. Churchill Online Application Form (including all essays and attachments). For nomination, please send us the PDF of the full application. 
  5. A copy of correspondence (email is acceptable) with your laboratory, indicating willingness to accept you into the lab.
  6. An email with the date of your application to your Cambridge program (please note: You must indicate Churchill College as your first choice of college in your Cambridge application).
  7. Four Recommendation Letters with the Churchill cover sheet (academic or research references in the STEM field only).
  8. A Transcript from each institution attended other than Dartmouth (NOTE: If your Dartmouth transcript shows a "TR" for study abroad or other courses, you MUST have a separate transcript for those courses. This is true even if the program originated through Dartmouth).

See Applying for the Churchill Scholarship for more information and access to forms.

The Committee on Graduate Fellowships will read application materials and decide on nominations. You will be informed of your status via email.

If nominated, you will work with the Fellowship Advisor to prepare final materials.

Recommendation Letters

The four Churchill Scholarship Reference Reports should be sent via email (preferred) with cover letter to Fellowship Advising, or to 6201 Parker House, Room 106, Hanover, NH 03755 or HB 6201.

Final Application Submission

Nominees are required to submit the online application at least FOUR BUSINESS DAYS before the final application deadline.  Additionally, by the same date, the nominees must submit a signed hard copy of the complete application (available to print after you have pressed "submit") to Scholarship Advising.  

The Scholarship Advising office will submit the following to the Winston Churchill Foundation by the application deadline:

  • One printed signed copy of your full Churchill Foundation Application form.
  • A letter of invitation or interest from a director of a lab at Cambridge, if applicable.
  • The institutional letter of endorsement
  • Four references, including reference forms provided on the Churchill website
  • A transcript for each institution attended

Final Official Transcripts: Current Undergraduates must order an official transcript though the Registrar's homepage once fall term classes are finalized. Transcripts should be sent directly to

Churchill Scholarship Schedule

October 6, 2017

Campus Deadline

November 7, 2017 @ 5:00

Foundation Deadline

January 2018

Finalists Announced. All finalists have 20-minute phone interview.

January 2018

Churchill Scholars Announced


Additional Information

Churchill Scholarships Website

Frequently Asked Questions


Last Updated: 7/28/17